Alfa's always have and always will be hit and miss in the reliability stakes, since owning my own engineering business (engine recon) and having a bmw specialist next door, it isn't just Alfa that falls short
You really believe the badges fade due to colour choice? I previously had a Volvo, main badge colour Blue & Gold, two of the colours found on Alfa's badge and no problem whatsoever with badge fading on a car that was 5 years older and had done significantly more mileage. I could go on giving lots of other similar examples but we're talking about fading that was so bad on a 3 year old car that you could barely make out the marque. That isn't down to the colour choices, it's cheap and nasty parts. Maybe they do source from the same company but pay a lot less money. It isn't unusual for companies to make products of different quality and price range." the badge faded" . Surely this is dredging for moans!
Alfa source their badges from the same company as many other manufacturers and the only solution would be to ask them to dictate the colours of the badge to ones that do not fade ?
Congrats! Is that the edition that only comes in Monte Carlo Blue with black wheels? I absolutely love that colour. Does it get dirty quickly? I'm not so keen on black wheels in general. Though maybe that would be an excuse for me to buy a set of CSL alloys...Picked my M3 Monte Carlo up 10 days ago.... cant believe the way it delivers the power :thumbs:
😃my last 6-7 years of motoring has been split between a 2.4 20v 156 and a 159 2.4 and (before that i had many trouble free years driving fiat's, i owned any model you care to mention at one time or another). In all the time driving alfa's i have had almost no problems other than a couple of failing engine sensors, two egr's, handbrake cables and an alternator. All those parts other than the handbrake cables were made by bosh! I should add that the most troublesome car i ever owned, like bosh was also german...so, i guess i'm saying that we should keep things in perspective!
What year & mileage? Anything under 100k and it should be covered under BMW's goodwill if the car has full dealer servicing. This goodwill is why so many German marque owners keep up full dealer history, a mate of mine is getting a completely gratis full rear suspension rebuild, new subframe and a new rear floor on his 2003 M3 at the moment, as the subframe has worn and damaged the mounting points on the boot floor.Mate of mine bought a 330 d 2 weeks ago paid a silly sum of money for what I would say is an old car could of had a 159 ti 3 yrs newer for same money anyway bought it privately so no warrenty then last Thursday it stopped got it recovered to BMW dealer in worcs and it has had the inlet manifold fall apart and distroyed the engine and turbo he won't tell me how much he's been quoted but I can guess,